Events

National Avocado Day

July 30, 2021

Coming July 31, 2021. Celebrate the alligator pear! The last day of July is designated as National Avocado Day., so treat yourself to some guac! Here are some fun facts about this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable!): avocados are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, fiber, and vitamins C, E […]

Rest and Restore Yoga Retreat at Stillwater Landing

July 23, 2021

Coming August 22-26, 2021. If need of a wellness retreat? Then check out the Rest and Restore Yoga Retreat at Stillwater Landing. Located in Whitefish, Montana, in the Northern Rocky Mountains nestled at the edge of Glacier National Park, this retreat includes lodging, all meals, transportation to and from the airport, 2 yoga/meditation classes each […]

Whidbey Woods Trail Run

July 16, 2021

Coming July 17, 2021. The return of the trail races! Join Northwest Trail Runs for their Whidbey Woods Trail Run this Saturday. Take the scenic ferry from Mukilteo, just north of Seattle, to the Clinton ferry terminal on Whidbey Island and drive about 20 minutes to Putney Woods County Park. Choose from 3 distances: 5K […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 9, 2021

It was postponed but not canceled. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, aka the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (yes, they’ve kept it as Tokyo 2020, not 2021, for marketing and branding purposes) will be held this year from July 23rd through August 8th. Originally scheduled to take place last year, the event was postponed in […]

Carnation Run for the Pies and Pints 5K

July 2, 2021

Coming July 4, 2021. Did someone say pie?! Before the Independence Day festivities, get some exercise at the Carnation Run for the Pies and Pints 5K. Carnation, a small Washington town east of Seattle, hosts a patriotic celebration with food, music, a parade, fireworks, and a quick 5K run through Remlinger Farms. There will be […]

2021 National Trails Day

June 4, 2021

The nation’s largest trails event! It’s the 2021 National Trails Day, hosted by the American Hiking Society and held every year on the first Saturday in June. This year’s theme is: A Day of Service and Advocacy for Hometown Trails. Check out the American Hiking Society’s website link above to find an in-person or virtual […]

Fallen Soldiers Memorial 5K, 10K, and Half

May 28, 2021

Coming May 31, 2021. This Memorial Day, participate in the Fallen Soldiers Memorial 5K, 10K, and Half to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The race is managed by Bishop Events in partnership with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, a national charity that provides outdoor sporting activities to […]

Mother’s Day 5K

May 7, 2021

Coming May 9, 2021. Show some love for Mom in a healthy way! Join the Mother’s Day 5K hosted by KC Express. Due to COVID safety measures, the in-person race was capped at 500 entrants and is currently sold out, but you can still participate in the fun (and swag!) with their virtual race. You […]

Cinco de Mayo 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon

April 30, 2021

Coming May 2, 2021. A COVID-safe race to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join A Better World Running for their Cinco de Mayo 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, held in Santa Monica, California. Bib pick up starts 7:10am and then choose a staggered start time or self time and start earlier or a little later, as […]

Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day! This year’s theme is Restore Our Earth, and there’s an emphasis on five main pillars: The Canopy Project, which is a massive effort to plant trees across the globe; Food and Environment, which focuses on understanding the environmental impact of our food choices; The Great Global Cleanup, which includes individual and group […]

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

April 16, 2021

Now through May 2, 2021. Brighten your day at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival! This 40-acre tulip field in Woodburn, Oregon is about a 45 minute drive south of Portland. Tram and hay wagons take visitors a short distance to the fields planted with the colorful blooms. Cut flowers, potted bulbs, and pre-ordered bulbs are […]

Dominion Energy Riverrock

April 9, 2021

Coming May 14-16, 2021. Celebrate the outdoors! At the Dominion Energy Riverrock, there will be a full weekend of small-scale participant events to showcase the wide scope of activities and active living opportunities in Richmond, Virginia. The festival will feature mountain bike exhibitions, trail running events, yoga classes, kayak and SUP races, and fishing tournaments. […]

2021 La Conner Daffodil Festival

March 26, 2021

Throughout the month of March 2021. What better way to celebrate Spring than to visit the La Conner Daffodil Festival in Washington! Pre-pandemic, you would have experienced parades and events with large crowds enjoying these cheerful flowers, but this year, you’re encouraged to view the fields of sunny narcissus blooms from your car. In the […]

Women’s Snowshoe Adventure Hike with Life’s 2 Short Fitness

March 5, 2021

Coming March 5, 2021. Burn some calories while having fun! Join Life’s 2 Short Fitness for their Women’s Snowshoe Adventure Hike. The clinic will be lead by experienced guides trained in Wilderness First Aid and Avalanche Awareness/safety and rescue and will start off by covering the essentials like snowshoe fitting, techniques, packing list, preparation, and tips […]

Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition

February 26, 2021

Coming February 28, and March 21, 2021. A running race on snow! The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition is held on Colorado’s beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain and is one of the largest and longest running snowshoe races in the country. There are three event days though you can choose to participate in a single […]

Top Outdoor Events of 2020

December 15, 2020

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2020 features in the Outdoor Events category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Free Entrance Days in the National Parks, the feature that highlighted the 5 […]

Washington’s Salmon Spawning Season

November 6, 2020

Go fish go! Fall is that special time of year when leaves are turning color, and here in Washington state, another special event occurs…the salmon are spawning! Salmon species include Chinook (AKA king) Coho (AKA silver), sockeye (AKA red salmon), pink (AKA humpy), and chum (AKA dog salmon), and the link above takes you to […]

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

October 30, 2020

Canada’s scariest corn maze! It’s the Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms in Abbotsford, just an hour southeast of Vancouver. Each year, the maze has a different theme, and this year, it’s an abandoned testing facility with terrifying creatures and monsters galore. Make your way through each scary scene (indoors and outdoors) and keep an […]

Treworgy Family Orchards Corn Maze

October 23, 2020

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a corn maze, and here’s the longest continually running one in Maine. The Treworgy Family Orchards Corn Maze is a 4.5 acre maze featuring about 60,000 corn plants. It’s part of 42-acres of scenic Maine countryside, which includes pick-your-own apples (6 varieties are available), berries (raspberries are available now through […]

Haunted Forest at Grand Farms

October 16, 2020

Halloween is still on at the Haunted Forest at Grand Farms! Brave your way through a medieval horror fantasy in Vaugh, Washington, open Friday and Saturday evenings rain or shine during the month of October. In the almost mile-long haunted walk through the woods, you’ll encounter frights galore with an evil queen, werewolves, bone devils, zombies, […]

Stalker Farms Drive-Thru

October 9, 2020

A frightfully good time! In lieu of the traditional walk through haunted house, the folks at Stocker Farm in Snohomish, Washington have come up with a creative way to bring the frights on while keeping you socially distant. Drive to Snohomish, Washington, just a half hour north of Seattle for a Halloween experience that you […]

Replay’s Alley of Darkness

October 2, 2020

Get ready for Halloween! Though it may not be prudent to go trick-or-treating this year, you can still get in the spooky spirit at Replay’s Alley of Darkness. This is a drive-in haunted house experience, filled with zombies, demons, and all the special effects to get your heart pounding. Hop in your car and head […]

Powell Street Festival Telethon

July 17, 2020

Coming August 1, 2020. Summer means festival time, and here’s a Canadian festival that you’ll want to discover..virtually! Yes, the border between our two countries is still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s still possible to experience the largest Japanese Canadian festival in Canada and the longest running community arts celebration in Vancouver. […]

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

February 27, 2020

More than 400 across the country…National Parks, that is, and here are the dates that you can get in free of charge! The five days in 2020 are: January 20 (birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.), April 18 (First day of National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service birthday), September 26 (National Public Lands Day), […]